A court recently concluded that even though the word 'bitch' is sexually based, its use must be examined in context to determine whether it constitutes harassment 'because of sex.'
One case underscores the importance of training those who manage your FMLA program on the law's special coverage and eligibility requirements. Read More
In ordering an employee's termination, the owner of Hawaii Healthcare allegedly told a manager that the employee 'looks old,' 'sounds old on the telephone,' and is 'like a bag of bones.'
At issue in the litigation was that guards were given 'on-duty' breaks during which they were required to keep their cellphones or pagers on.Read More
Cases involved include groups of employees, but the named plaintiffs in the three cases were Mark Laffitte, Isabel Apolinario and Van Williamson. All cases were filed in California Superior Court.Read More
The EEOC said female employees were subjected to the constant use of racial slurs and derogatory sex-based and racial comments.Read More
Kathryn Keys' employment was terminated by Humana Inc. in June 2008, citing a 2006 negative performance assessment and ignoring a 2007 favorable performance appraisal, according to the ruling. Read More
The Family Medical Leave Act and Title VII do not combine like chocolate and peanut butter to create an associational retaliation FMLA claim.Read More
This case presents an excellent opportunity to settle this important issue.Read More
The court accepted the case June 25 and has ruled on the issue previously under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read More